Dakar Rally: KTM driver Walkner falls far behind after a defect – motorsport

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Bisha Monday, January 4th, 2021, 9:24 am

Matthias Walkner had to bury his ambitions to win the Dakar Rally in the desert sand after the 2nd stage.

The -Salzburg KTM rider lost over two hours on Monday after a technical defect shortly before the first waypoint at kilometer 46 and fell back to the end of the 95-rider motorcycle field. Walkner is 2:15 hours behind leader Joan Barreda.

After the 685 km long stage from Bisha to Wadi Ad-Dawasir, of which 457 km are part of the special stage, Walkner will report exactly what happened.

With third place, Walkner had a successful start to the desert rally. A podium or even victory now seems out of reach after the problems. After the 1st stage, Walkner’s Australian colleague Toby Price leads 23 seconds ahead of Kevin Benavides (ARG / Honda).



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Dakar Rally, 1st stage: Successful start for Matthias Walkner

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